1. An act of Congress becomes the law of the land when passed.  Giving political support to Hong Kong is one thing. Making that political...
      


  2. Dutch populists won the most votes in elections last Thursday.  They will hold the largest number of seats in the Senate along with the...
      


  3. Iran’s Supreme Leader called U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear agreement “silly and superficial”, said he did not trust...
      


  4. These 50 guys aren't laughing today. They lost $12bn fo just one day.  According to the Forbes magazine’s real-time ranking, metals tycoon Vladimir Potanin was...
      


  5. Stories like this one are so rare they are precious, so I had to share it. No paranoia, no fear-mongering, and, outrageously, presenting both...
      


  6. Turkey has ordered the arrest of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and seven others over the 2016 assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey,...
      


  7. Let's chat guns... hey, it's been a while       Saw this article that may interest some regarding NRA and election time, as I imagine...
      


  8. The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned U.S. and Israeli leaders on Monday to expect a “devastating” response from Iran, accusing them of...
      


  9. This could get interesting.  And Twitter strikes again with trying to control information. Twitter hides the video because "This media may contain sensitive material". Twitter... really?  <...


  10. IT may be happening. Again. Europe on the verge of a recession
      


  11. Tensions in the Balkans are on the rise, annoying some who fear that increased nationalism, ethnic conflicts, and weak democratic institutions -- mixed with...
      


  12. Iraq needs $100 billion in foreign investment to rebuild its economy. Part of the plan seeks to diversify the country away from oil. It's...
      


  13. President Vladimir V. Putin warned that if the United States deploys new intermediate-range missiles in Europe after withdrawing from a nuclear treaty prohibiting these...
      


  14. The return of conservatives to power in oil-rich Alberta adds another province to a growing bloc of opposition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of...
      


  15. So its finally happened, North and South Korea leader have met in the DMZ in the middle of a global fanfare, with the blessings...
      


  16. U.S. Warns Iranian Oil Tankers May Be Courting 'Environmental Disaster' I'd throw in some water-borne diseases as well, if I were them.
      


  17. The picture speaks more than a thousand words. When the two president met in New York, they shook hands lightly and got down to...
      


  18. A banner emblazoned with the words “Honor to Mussolini,” unfurled just steps from the Milan piazza where the fascist dictator’s body was hung upside...
      


  19. https://www.yahoo.com/news/census-inequality-grew-including-heartland-040616890.html I am NOT surprised.  


  20. https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/bitterness-fear-syria-us-withdraws-troops It would be interesting to know the forums view on the USA leaving the Kurds to the will and the strength of the Russian...
      


  21. France has recalled its ambassador in Rome on Thursday after what it described as baseless and repeated attacks from Italy’s political leaders, whom it...
      


  22. U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through...
      


  23. President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the United States of raising the risk of nuclear war by threatening to spurn a key arms control...
      


  24. Eastern Libyan forces on Thursday took full control of Gharyan, a town about 100 km (60 miles) south of the capital Tripoli, bringing their...
      


  25. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/16/politics/harry-dunn-family-white-house-meeting-trump-intl-gbr/index.html  thougths? I understand the reason for diplomatic immunity, but it does not really seem applicable here? 


  26. According to Bloomberg, Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to Beijing on his first known trip outside North Korea since taking power in...
      


  27. Global military expenditure reached its highest level last year since the end of the Cold War, fueled by increased spending in the United States...
      


  28. U.S. President Donald Trump said that Washington may pull out of its involvement in Syria "very soon," in comments that seem to have caught...
      


  29. Trump is reportedly going to unveil a $60-billion tariff package (annually) on China by Friday ... I think this means the trade war is...
      


  30. The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is roughly defined (per Wikipedia) as "... a global development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure...